Friday, January 27, 2006

Katrina

Annotated Life has a good series of articles on Katrina and Hurricane Pam.

The predictions immediately after the storm have come to pass. Unaccountable billions are being spent on no-bid contracts for corporate interests while the poor have been totally dispossessed. The Bush Administration has refused to turn over documents to Congressional investigators.

I had a man tell me last night at dinner that the poor were getting what they deserve for not having flood insurance. How many other American's have exactly that attitude?

3 Comments:

At 9:16 PM, Blogger Worried said...

Too many people have no concept what life is like for those who live in abject poverty, who suffer real hunger in this nation of overabundance.

 
At 10:04 PM, Blogger Worried said...

I'm glad you visited our blog, Lynn. Do come back.

Further comment on the poor in general and the New Orleans poor specifically. I suggest accessing The History News Network at
http://hnn.us/articles/15043.html ,
scroll down to "What Katrina Tells Us About Mr. Bush's Philosophy of Government" by Leonard Steinhorn.
Mr. Steinhorn teaches politics and media at American University.

I cannot attest to the accuracy of Mr. Steinhorn's article but what I have observed of the President's attitude and that of his followers, it sounds like Steinhorn speaks truthfully. Unfortunately that attitude is pervasive throughout the citizenry. After all, America is the land of opportunity and if one is poor, it is "their own fault" and due to "a character flaw." It seems that the affluent are completely our of touch with reality - the cold, hard facts of life at the street level instead of the rarified atmosphere in which reside the elite.

 
At 10:17 PM, Blogger Lynn said...

Worried American,

Thanks for the link. I'll check it out.

I'll be look forward to visiting your blog everyday.

 

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